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Buddy posts closing notices for 7 Feb 2009
Buddy, the musical that tells the story of Buddy Holly, has posted closing notices at the Duchess Theatre. The last performance will be on 7 Feb 2009. (It was booking to 28 March 2009!)
Producer and writer Alan Janes said: “We brought the touring production of Buddy into the West End and we’ve had a great year and a half there; but we’re now delighted to be going back out on the road once again to play to all our fans across the UK and Ireland.”
Nearly 50 years ago, Buddy Holly tragically died in a plane crash aged just 22. Buddy tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll be the Day”, “Oh Boy”, “Rave On”, “Heartbeat” and “Raining in my Heart”.
The show follows the tragically short life of the star from his first recording contract through his move to New York, concluding with his fatal tour of Midwest America with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. Buddy sings his way from the recording studio in Nashville, Tennessee to Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, culminating in a live rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza at the ‘Winter Dance Party’ finale.
Buddy is written by Alan Janes & Rob Bettinson.
The show originally opened in the West End in 1989 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, where it played until 30 Sep 1995. The show then transferred to the Strand Theatre (Now Novello Theatre) on 6 Oct 1995 - closing 3 March 2002. The musical has since toured the UK and internationally. Buddy opened at the Duchess Theatre 7 Aug 2007, following previews from 3 August.